The Bolster Home Renovation Cost Calculator

Get an instant yet reliable estimate for your major NYC home renovation. 

Estimator FAQs

 

How reliable and accurate is this estimator?...

Our calculator is the first to take into account the hidden costs of renovating and presenting these in an intelligable way and uses our growing database of costs from real projects and a proprietary algorithim to land within 10% of the true cost of doing a major home renovation in NYC as described.

Why can't I add multiple rooms or areas?...

Many people think that the math in a home renovation is linear and looks something like this: Stuff (meaning materials) x quantity (meaning rooms) + Work (meaning labor) = Cost. Sorry to say, but like most things in life, it’s a lot more complicated than that. Here’s what the equation really looks like: (Complexity x Scale x Scope x Quality) x (Stuff x Quantity + Work) = The True Cost. Essentially, what we’re saying is that the complexity, scale, scope and quality of a major home renovation project all have a compunding and dominant effect on its true cost and significantly outweigh the effect of adding another room (e.g. adding another bathroom) which our algorithim factors in via the square footage and other variables.

What do the sliding scales mean?...

Homeowners are rarely made aware of the fact that it requires significantly more quality managemenyt and just how big a factor these variables contribute to the cost andquality of their renovation experience. It takes talented and experiences professionals to deliver a major home renovation project to schedule but unforuntately the industry often underpays for labor and cuts corners in the form of not paying worker's insurance and not having the correct general liability insurance, all of which cost more but help ensure you get the project you asked for within the agreed-upon schedule and without, what can be, massive fines and charges. Learn More About Our Estimator.